These are a few of the scariest things...

Most people like to name all their favorite things. During Spooktober we rather name the scariest. There are many things that can creep us out. Empty hallways, spiders, that weird noise coming from the attic at night, creaking floorboards or the feeling of being watched, to name just a few.

But what is fear? Fear is one of the most basic human emotions. It is programmed into the nervous system and works like an instinct. From the time we're infants, we are equipped with the survival instincts necessary to respond with fear when we sense danger or feel unsafe. It makes us alert to danger and prepares us to deal with it. Basically, "fight or flight".

But the word "fear" is also used in another way, too: to name something a person often feels afraid of. People fear things or situations that make them feel unsafe or unsure.  It cautions a person to stay safe around something that could potentially be dangerous. But sometimes a fear is unnecessary and causes more caution than the situation calls for.

In any case - decide for yourself if this list includes your own fears. And btw - could you please tell us 3 interesting things about yourself?